England level T20 series with India after belting 12 from final over

England bowler Chris Jordan

England bowler Chris Jordan

8 - India have won all the eight three-match T20I series they have played so far.

A series win today will be a big confidence booster for the Indian team ahead of the three-match one day worldwide series against the Englishmen, beginning July 12. With half a dozen boundaries in the first two and a half overs, Buttler tore into India's new-ball bowlers - debutant Deepak Chahar and Umesh Yadav.

Ben Stokes returned for the decider as England dropped Joe Root to make room for the fit-again all-rounder.

- Mahendra Singh Dhoni becomes the first player to take five catches in a T20I.

After put into bat first, England looked on course for a total in excess of 220 as Jason Roy and Jos Buttler gave their team a great start.

In reply, opener Rohit Sharma amassed his third T-20 ton as Team India overhauled the target with 8 balls to spare and 7 wickets in hand.

Pandya played a major role in Sunday's deciding match at Bristol with bat and ball taking four for 38 and scoring a rapid 33 not out that helped India get past England's 198-9 total.

The sides start a three-game one-day global series on Thursday before playing five Tests.




KL Rahul (19) came in and looked in the kind of form that brought him a century in the series opener at Old Trafford, only for a staggering catch from Chris Jordan, sprinting back from mid-on and diving, to cut his innings short.

"Talking about the run chase, Kohli said, "(Hardik) Pandya is a really good all-round cricketer. However, Pandya reaped the rewards of it in a game-changing second spell where he picked all of his wickets for just 16 runs.

Deepak Chahar (1/43) - making his global debut in place of injured Bhuvneshwar Kumar - did not start off well, going for 13 runs with Buttler hitting him for three fours.

The Indian captain began to gain in confidence as he hit another six off Plunkett before he fell victim of Jordan in the 15th over, caught and bowled by the bowler in a soft dismissal. Man of the Series & Match Rohit brought up his century in 56 balls.

England captain Eoin Morgan on BBC Test Match Special: "We failed to execute big shots and it didn't come off". At one stage, we thought they'd end up getting 225-230.

"We did a lot of things right today - particularly that platform set". We had to make the batsmen feel like they would make mistakes. A lucky top-edge for four took Rohit to his fifty off 28 balls, while Virat Kohli took his time settling in. It was a show of powerful hitting from both the players as they thrashed the hapless English bowlers, who erred in their bowling lengths all over the park.

The tourists made two changes, bringing seamer Chahar in for an worldwide debut in place of Bhuvneshawar Kumar, who has a stiff back, while Kaul was in as an extra pace bowler, with Kuldeep Yadav surprisingly making way.

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